Kelly DeGraaf

What sounds do you love? 

The flicker of candles, crashing ocean waves, and my dog yipping in his sleep.

What is your secret ambition?

To be a Korean popstar, on Broadway, and on an Olympic bobsled team

Where is your dream travel destination?

How do I choose one place?! I love exploring new cities...but beaches are pretty neat too!

If you won $100 million in the lottery tomorrow, who or what would you give the first 100K to?

My parents so they could travel and RELAX after years of putting my sister and I first.

What I do...

I was introduced to Levé through the always-awesome Charity Ball and am incredibly excited to be on Levé’s development committee.  After graduating from the University of Portland, I worked in marketing, event production, and advertising, but ultimately found that mission-driven development work is where my heart is. I volunteered for the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) as a Chemo Pal where I had the pleasure of getting to know an amazing four-year-old girl who underwent two and half years of treatment for leukemia. Now, I am the Corporate Partnerships Manager at CCA where I work with our awesome community partners to develop meaningful partnerships and raise funds to support our free-of-charge programs that deliver joy to seriously ill kids and their families.

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About Kelly

Member Since: 2015

Role: Board Member

Committee: Community Relations

Favorite Quote:

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
— Buddha